Tag Archives: Kaijin

Random Tokusatsu rapid five-in-one

I’ve been really lax on the Today’s Random Tokusatsu movie segments as of late; apologies to anyone particularly looking forward to them. I figured I’d try to make up for that a little with quick thoughts about five of the … Continue reading

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Today’s Random Tokusatsu: Uzumaki (2000)

Today’s selection: Uzumaki (2000, dir. Higuchinsky) Subgenre: Kaidan Available from: Discotek Uzumaki (meaning “spiral/vortex”, but not to be confused with Ring sequel Rasen, which also means “spiral”) is based on a manga by Junji Ito, so if you’re familiar with his … Continue reading

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Today’s Random Tokusatsu: Tomie (1999)

Today’s selection: Tomie (1999, dir. Ataru Oikawa) Subgenre: Kaidan Available from: Adness Tomie is probably the biggest modern Japanese horror franchise that hasn’t had some sort of American remake treatment (though I’m sure School of Ghosts fans may want to … Continue reading

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Today’s Random Tokusatsu: Full Metal Yakuza (1997)

Today’s selection: Full Metal Yakuza (1997, dir. Takashi Miike) Subgenre: Kaijin Available from: Arts Magic Full Metal Yakuza is a hybrid film, partly a Frankenstein-ish monster robot hero, partly a gangster movie, and because of that, it’s likely to alienate … Continue reading

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Today’s Random Tokusatsu: Goke, The Body Snatcher from Hell (1968)

Today’s selection: Goke, the Body Snatcher from Hell (1968, dir. Hajime Sato) Subgenre: Kaijin Available from: Criterion To start, let’s just clarify that nobody in this movie is from Hell, and the body-snatching is more of the “Invasion of-” than … Continue reading

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Today’s Random Tokusatsu: Body of the Prey (1968)

Today’s selection: The Body of the Prey (1968, dir. Kenneth Crane) Subgenre: Kaijin Available from: Public domain Notes: This movie might not technically be considered Japanese, depending on circumstances Reposting from an old review: The Body of the Prey is … Continue reading

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Today’s Random Tokusatsu: Wolf Guy – Enraged Lycanthrope (1975)

Today’s selection: Wolf Guy: Enraged Lycanthrope (1975, dir. Kazuhiko Yamaguchi) Subgenre: Martial Arts, Kaijin Available from: fansub-only Reposting an old review from my previous ‘blog: The official international title for this movie seems to be Howl the Wolf-Man, but since … Continue reading

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